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The Adventurer (I) (1917)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  22 October 1917 (USA)
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The Little Tramp escapes from prison; saves a girl and her mother from drowning; and creates havoc at a swank party.

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Charlie escapes from prison. After rescuing a girl and her mother from drowning, Charlie is invited to their home where a big party is held and he is treated like a hero. However, as a result Charlie's photo is printed in the newspapers and the prison guards come after him. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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22 October 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El aventurero  »

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When the 2 large men fall into the ocean from the pier (Eric Campbell and Henry Bergman), Campbell is rescued twice, but Bergman is never rescued. See more »

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Title Card: [closing title card] The prison guard is also being entertained.
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As Good As It Gets For Chaplin's Early Silent Films
19 April 2000 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I've seen The Adventurer well over a dozen times and each time it is just as funny as the time before. I repeatedly find myself thinking during the first scenes (where Charlie is on the beach and on the lamb from the police) that those scenes must be the high of the movie and as such that the movie will progessively sink from the close of those scenes on. Yet each time I watch the film I am pleasantly refreshed to the fact that the whole film is equally great.

Chaplin is excellent in the film, and his frequent foil in the early movies, Eric Campbell, is also perhaps at his best.

This film is well worth watching (several times).


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